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Last-minute deal averts state takeover of Boston schools

WFXT reports on the agreement between the Wu administration and the state in advance of a meeting this morning where a state board was to vote on a declaration that Boston schools were collectively "underperforming." The Boston School Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a new school superintendent.

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All they needed was more money and a plan of action. Who knew?

There is zero evidence to have any confidence BPS at this point. They’ll get a new crop of suckers every year, promise the best, and deliver the worst.

It is a known fact teacher’s unions have a detrimental effect on both lower and higher learners and yet no one will look at this reality.

Those in failing districts of public education are in denial and the whole system needs to be reset with entirely new people from top to bottom, while focusing on early childhood education for all. The disparity in many students is already there by kindergarten or 1st grade and that sets many students up to fail by the time they are in 3rd grade if they cannot catch up.

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It is a known fact teacher’s unions have a detrimental effect on both lower and higher learners and yet no one will look at this reality.

Got any links to creditable research on the topic?

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OAN and Fox News.

Please, who gets a better education, those idiots in Finland or the thriving kids in Saudi Arabia.

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Everyone’s favorite “to understand Mattapan” racist is here to ‘splain things to us. We know you’re good at being racist, are you good at education policy too?

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Trust them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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One thing stood out and made me wonder how the rest of this will work. It said the BPS will report to DESE bus arrival times. I think I remember reading that there was some chicanery with bus schedules and the performance of picking up students and covering vacant routes. Is this something the independent auditor will be watching?
I just hope that this plan is the solution to a very serious, long running problem with the Boston Public Schools.
There are no second chances with a kid's education.

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If you don't run the bus at all, it cannot arrive late, so the stats improve at the expense of the actual service provided that the stats should show.

As a non-BPS parent, BPS is weird. They have some good schools and at least used to be great with special needs services, but when you see some of what's been going on, either on balance it's a good system with sore points or a bad system with good points.

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One thing stood out and made me wonder how the rest of this will work. It said the BPS will report to DESE bus arrival times. I think I remember reading that there was some chicanery with bus schedules and the performance of picking up students and covering vacant routes. Is this something the independent auditor will be watching?
I just hope that this plan is the solution to a very serious, long running problem with the Boston Public Schools.
There are no second chances with a kid's education.

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As someone with a little guy who is in K0 at Curley in JP. Transportation is my biggest issue with BPS. At least once a week there was no bus at all for him. We live in HP and it is several miles from the school. If there was a bus, then there was no bus monitor, which is required by his IEP.. BPS was not in compliance with the IEP because of these issues., Transportation is a huge issue with me.

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